Indulge in These Top 9 Airline Freebies You May Not Know About
TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 28, 2015 -- With new fees and surcharges constantly popping up, it's hard to imagine the word "free" associated with anything related to the airline industry. Well, the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the champions of simple travel search, are once again helping you stretch your travel budget with 9 Airline Freebies You May Not Know About, a list of fun, flavourful and just plain useful items you can score on flights without breaking out your credit card. Ready for another shock? These perks are available in coach class seats.
While snacks and booze are popular and appreciated freebies on airlines, here are five other small indulgences that make our list:
- Slippers - All passengers flying with Japan Airlines get
a pair of slippers -- in either pink, blue or yellow -- as a way to
help travellers relax during the flight. Not only do you get to
choose the colour, you can also ask for an amenity kit with a
toothbrush, set of earplugs and eye mask.
- Postcards, playing cards and writing kits - Over on
Singapore Airlines, you can request free postcards, playing cards
and writing kits. There is also a power outlet at every seat so you
can conveniently charge your devices. And when you're ready to grab
a little shut-eye, request a free eye mask and set of earplugs from
the flight attendant. Don't forget to check out the complimentary
toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, moisturizers, cologne and
aftershave available in each lavatory.
- Nanny service - Need a bit of extra help getting your
kids settled or keeping them occupied during the flight? If you're
flying with Etihad, you can request a nanny to come to your aid.
These nannies can't take your kids off your hands completely, but
they are able to provide extra care and entertainment. Every nanny
is equipped with a goody bag of games and activities.
- Amenity kits - Amenity kits aren't just for those flying
business or first class. Many airlines offer free amenity kits for
long-haul flights. For example, Virgin Atlantic offers an economy
amenity kit that contains eyeshades, earplugs, a toothbrush, hand
wipes and a pen. On Singapore Airlines your amenity kit has a
toothbrush, toothpaste and socks. If you're flying overnight on
jetBlue you can take advantage of their Snooze Kit and Eye-Opener
services. The former gets you an eyeshade and earplugs, while with
the latter you get a hot towel, coffee, orange juice or bottled
- Kids' packs and toys - Grown-ups shouldn't get to have
all the fun when it comes to free in-flight stuff. Some airlines
offer kids' packs and toys as a way to help keep the younger set
occupied during the trip. Once onboard a Virgin Atlantic flight,
kids will find a KiD backpack on their seat filled with fun goodies
to keep them busy while parents get settled in. On Singapore
Airlines travellers younger than 12 are treated to exclusive
Cartoon Network collectible items on most flights to and from
Singapore. On British Airways, kids are gifted Skyflyers activity
packs on all flights longer than two hours from London Heathrow and
London Gatwick. For children between 3 and 5, the pack contains
crayons and a "Spread your Wings" colouring book featuring Cuthbert
the Cat. Kids over 6 get a pack with a pen and "Wing It" book,
filled with facts about flying, together with puzzles and
Feeling a little hungry or thirsty on your flight? Get the inside scoop on food and drink freebies by checking out Cheapflights.ca's 9 Airline Freebies You May Not Know About at www.cheapflights.ca/news/score-9-airline-freebies-you-may-not-know-about.
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